Assault allegations discussed at Jackson City Council meeting

Posted at 8:35 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 10:07:35-04

Dozens of people crowded into the Jackson City Council meeting to voice their concerns over a councilmember accused of assaulting a woman.

Last week Councilman Andrew Frounfelker was arrested and charged with assaulting and strangling a woman he lived with.

FOX 47's Cryss Walker got reaction from residents at Tuesday’s meeting.

Councilman Frounfelker skipped out on the meeting but many people had a lot to say in his absence.

“I want him to lose everything”, said the victim’s daughter Madison Tuilutki.

“I want him to step down. I want them to know everything that everything that he's being accused of is true.”

Frounfelker is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, which carries a 10-year sentence.

Although Tuesday's council meeting got heated with many people calling for his resignation, there were others who came to Frounfelker's defense.

“I don't think its right”, said Jackson resident Gerald Montgomery.

“Let Mr. Frounfelker have his day in court. Let it go where it may go.”

Jackson mayor Derek Dobies announced during the meeting that he recommends for Frounfelker to resign.

Andrew Frounfelker pleaded not guilty to the assault charges.

He's due back in court for a preliminary examination, June 7th.